Playwright Workshops and Classes

Workshops at the Montana Playwright Festival

This June, Verge Theater will partner with the Montana Playwrights Network to host the inaugural Montana Playwrights Festival: Spotlight on Process from June 8 to 9, 2018 at Verge Theater in Bozeman. Open to both playwrights and the public, this festival will give those interested in how a play comes to life a backstage pass into the process! Sign up of the following workshops.

All workshops are open to ALL experience levels. Beginners are encouraged to participate.

Playwrighting for Beginners (10-11:30 am): Pamela Mencher guides participants over, around, and through some of the stumbling blocks many beginning playwrights face. However, don't be fooled, even experienced playwrights will have something to gain! Join Pamela for a fresh perspective on starting a project!

Theatre for Social Justice (12-2:00 pm): Join Shira Hereld for a two-hour crash-course in theatre for social change, where we'll discover how to bring today's most relevant and controversial subjects to life onstage. We'll debate the ever-changing definition of "political theatre," craft revolutionary characters and explore ways to engage and excite audiences through playwriting that challenges our most basic assumptions of how the world should work.

Freeing Creativity, Achieving Completion (2:30-4:30 pm): With the guidance of Greg Owens, participants will write and revise original short plays in a workshop environment, focusing on techniques for freeing creativity and achieving completion, then will present public readings of these new scripts hours after they are born.

Registrations fee: $30 for one workshop or $75 for all three

To register for workshops, click HERE!